Stories and conversations about planetary change. Hosted by Mike Osborne, Miles Traer, and Leslie Chang.
Supported by Stanford Earth and Worldview Stanford.
Never A Catalytic Moment
At some point global warming will get so bad that the world will HAVE to take action, right? Well, maybe not. In this conversation with environmental journalist, David Roberts, we dive into the scary reality of shifting baselines syndrome. That's the human tendency to rationalize, normalize, and otherwise brush stuff under the rug. Along the way we drop a bunch of f-bombs, and also have a good chat about hope.
The Magic and Science of Psilocybin
This episode is about magic mushrooms and the Anthropocene. Need I say more? Prepare to have mind = blown.
Zombies, Covid-19, and The Anthropocene
Are you afraid of the end of the world? Sure! Who isn’t?! Sometimes, though, it’s hard to unpack all the stories we tell ourselves about the looming apocalypse. So perhaps the most popular monster of the 21st century, the freakin’ ZOMBIE, can help us unearth and confront our collective fears. Let’s do this. See you in the graveyard at midnight!
Timefulness, with Marcia Bjornerud
When I fell in love with geology, I developed a new relationship with TIME. It’s not just the vastness of Earth history that blew my mind— it’s imagining all that’s happened, all that’s transpired to make the Earth what it is today. In her book, Timefulness, Marcia Bjornerud captures this idea as well as anyone I’ve ever met. I had to talk to her. She’s my new favorite person.
2020 Earth Day Relaunch
It's been 3 years since our last episode – and we're (finally!) bringing GenAnthro back. On this episode, we learn how GenAnthro came to be, what happened, and where we go from here. Happy to be back, y'all – more episodes coming soon!
Raw Data's Origins of Power: Prelude
Cross-promotion. Introducing Raw Data's Origins of Power in Silicon Valley. How did we get here?